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  PBS    Journal    News/Business. Breaking news  
   from around the world. (CC) (Stereo)  

    November 21, 2012
    6:30 - 6:59pm PST  

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>> this is dw in berlin. you are watching me "journal -- the "journal." watching the gauzes skyline -- a cease-fire between israel and hamas is due to begin right now -- watching the gaza skyline. >> germany signals it will support a request for patriot missiles and their crews. >> they will need a win tonight.
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>> israel and hamas have agreed to a truce after just over a week of violence. it was due to come into effect just moments ago. >> that's right. the deal was announced in cairo by the egyptian foreign minister and the u.s. secretary of state. the truce calls for an immediate halt to the fighting and reportedly aims to work towards a longer-term solution as well. >> the latest escalation in violence began just over a week ago. since then, some 140 palestinians and five israelis have been killed in air strikes and rocket attacks. >> we will be trying to go live to cairo and also to gauze in a moment, but first, let's get back to evens earlier in it -- earlier in the day that threatens to derail the talks -- we will be trying to go live to cairo and also to gaza in a moment.
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>> panic on the streets of televisa. ambulances rushed to the scene of the explosion. -- panic on the streets of tel aviv. the bus was burned out but not torn apart, suggesting it may have been a relatively small bomb. israel is calling this a orist attack. >> hamas is a murderous organization, an organization that calls for israel's destruction. anyone who negotiates with them and the prime minister's holding talks with the americans, should know who sits there in gaza, and the need to hit them in those same nests of terror. >> in gaza, more israeli air strikes. this building complex was repeatedly bombed. it houses the offices of the house must government.
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another hit the building that houses the offices of the news organization afp. residents fled the building. the strike killed three people, including a young boy who was taken to a nearby morgue. this woman says, "i am sat for every boy who comes to this hospital. even if he was a stranger, i will stay here until the last minute." despite the violence on wednesday, a cease-fire between israel and hamas was reached. >> we now go to cairo where the cease-fire was announced. tell us a bit more about the terms of today's deal. >> the details are still coming in, but it is pretty much what we reported a day ago -- basically, israel stop shooting at the gaza strip and stock --
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stopped the targets of the killing, and on the other hand, the palestinians will stop shooting rockets on to israel, but there are some points that still need clarification. there is some kind of opening of the borders of the gaza strip within 24 hours, but we need more details of what is exactly means. the first point is that egypt is the guarantor of the cease-fire. >> let's talk about the role of egypt here. it has been a huge test of egyptian diplomacy and for its new president. is this a victory for him, would you say, or did hillary clinton's intervention make a big difference? >> no, i think it is certainly a victory. by the way, lots of praise from the americans for the mediating role of the egyptians.
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for now, if the ceasefire stands and will hold, which is of course still a question, it will be seen as a success story. >> thanks for that from cairo. all right, let's go straight over to gaza. what is the latest? is it quiet? >> it is relatively quiet, i would say. we still hear a lot of drums in the air. in the past hour, it brought some of rockets, but now at the moment, i would say it is quite -- in the past hour, a barrage of rockets, but now at the moment, i would say it is quiet. people still wonder if the cease-fire will be implemented. over the past few days, there was a lot of talk, and we do not see a lot of people outside. people are a little bit cautious, just waiting to see
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what will happen in the next hour. >> definitely early days. as we saw earlier today, there was also this bus bombing in tel aviv, but the truce went ahead despite that. is that an encouraging sign? >> i think you could see it that way. people here in gaza at least really saw tonight as the bigger escalation. they would not have thought that there would be a possibility of a cease-fire tonight. israel apparently did not want to launch itself into this much- talked-about ground. also, the rising death toll among civilians. for them, it truly goes out stronger than before, but having said this, hamas has yet to respond, and we expect a statement later tonight.
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>> we will come back to you later in the night, but thanks very much for now. all right, moving on to other news now, turkey has asked nato for help in defending its border with syria. >> ankara wants to deploy peace missiles, which are designed to shoot down rockets and other missiles. >> the climate will first have to go to parliament for approval. >> for months, fighting between syrian rebels and the army has threatened to spill over into turkey. the turkish government wants patriot missile batteries deployed along its border. ankara has asked nato to send patriots and their crews, and some are likely to come from germany. berlin says it supports the plan. >> it would be a grave mistake if we were to refuse defensive support to a fellow nato country at a time when that
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country sees itself as being attacked from outside by a neighbor. >> patriot missiles can shoot down aircraft as well as incoming missiles. the u.s., the netherlands, and germany are the only nato countries which have the most recent versions of the technology, which means any deployment could see german soldiers stationed on turkey's border with syria. experts expect about 170 troops to be deployed. the government has already signaled its intent. >> we are waiting. that is the message from greece after another delay in its latest bailout payments. >> the greek prime minister says there's no justification for that delay. he has been voicing frustration after eurozone finance ministers failed to greenlight the payment despite 11 hours of overnight talks in brussels. >> they will give it another
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shot next monday. ordinary greeks are wondering when the uncertainty will finally end. >> the mood was somber on the streets of greek cities as people that just the bad news from brussels -- as people digested the bad news from brussels. >> i do not know if i to make a difference to our everyday lives. the measures that have been taken thus far have already left us in poverty. all i had to say is that the people are very disappointed. >> the government says it has done all it can to comply with the demands of international creditors, and the eurozone countries and imf must keep their part of the bargain. with state bankruptcy looming, athens has issued treasury bills with shorter maturity as a way of raising cash quickly. the opposition in greece blame the prime minister but added that germany and in particular chancellor merkel were also at fault. >> mr. samaras has become an inseparable part of ms. merkel's
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election campaign. she cannot admit to the german people in the run-up to elections that she made a mistake, that she is responsible for the coming recession and that the greek debts must be cut. >> the german finance minister continues to reject that option. he says he was confident that an agreement would be reached when eurozone ministers meet next week. >> chancellor angela merkel said there was no easy solution to the problems in athens, but she said she was confident that eurozone finance ministers would release that next round of bailout money next week. >> the leader of the opposition, however, accused merkel of failing to reveal the true cost of the measures to help greece and said this made it impossible to pass germany's own budget.
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our political correspondent has been following the budget debate for us. the chancellor faced some tough criticism on her handling of the year of crisis. what more can you tell us? >> indeed, one of the main critical voices was that of the social democratic leader, and that, of course, is no coincidence because he in fact will be the rival candidate for the chancellery in elections next year. he accused the chancellor of doing the dance of the seven veils, saying she is obscuring the true cost of a greek bailout and calling on her to finally come clean and let the taxpayers know exactly what kind of sacrifice will be expected from them. mr. steinbrueck basically asking how they can pass a budget in germany if they do not know the cost, and to that, chancellor merkel saying that she can give a clear answer at this point. basically asking for more patients from the german
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taxpayers going forward. -- basically asking for more patients -- basically asking for more patience. >> our correspondent from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> do not expect too much and be very patient. the failed deal at the finance minister causing shock, but nobody is for sure happy with this deadlock. traders called it political theater. the german dax swinging back and forth throughout the day before closing a little bit higher. the euro passing remark of $ 1.28.
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>> let's take a quick look at the market numbers. the dax ended the day just a tad up. euro stocks 50 -- euro stoxx 50 closed almost 0.5% up. the euro trading for $1.2822. times are tough in the media, especially in the world of print. >> in germany, another big title is biting the dust. "the financial times deutsche and" is closing -- "the financial times deutscheland" is closing. >> many other european titles are in trouble as well. >> it seems there's not enough money in good, old-fashioned newsprint, even if there are some, and devotees still. >> the pope still prefers his news on paper, and he is not the only reader who prefers the print version, but more and more people are getting their news
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online for free. there's also a web version of "the financial times deutscheland" but it is not a moneymaker. and it is not the only one. reports say british paper "the guardian" could soon cull its paper addition. the "washington post" is getting thinner. some 14 regional newspapers in the u.s. have gone under in the past five years. nine more are now on line only. many more are at risk of closure. the mit," the flagship of u.s. journalism" -- the "new york times," the flagship of u.s. journalism, is looking for sponsors to keep going. others are having a tougher time
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because the income from their online editions is not enough to make up for losses from print. >> stay with us. we will be back in a minute's time and across the english channel and meet some other grumpy euro skeptics. >> that's right. stick around.
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>> welcome back. there is just a day to go until the e u's latest summit. this time, it is not about bailouts, but this time, the eu's very own budget n e line. >> we are talking about more than $llnos y me cou s >> most of all, britain. thbuen that would be too much. ealtogether
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this russian election watchdog now has to declare itself a foreign agent because it receives funding from the u.s. and eop. >>t is car tos that any group that does not register as an agent and is viewed as a nuisance by the state apparatus lle rsto be put throu the wnger by th authorities. >> the new law passed tou paianturing the summer with virtually no public outcry. it is backed by the ruling united russia party, which is allied to president vladimir putin. supporters of the law sayt is simply a way to identify groups involved in russian politics who use funds from overseas. >> i do not think it is reeson its just aay of classifying politically active citizens groups. may be someone could explain to
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me what is so impressive about th. group could continue to operate without foreign funding, but it would make it difficult for activistso feivy monitor elections in a country as big as russia. >> coming up, we have some sports for you in the latest from the champions league. >> but first, other stories making news this hour -- the power struggle over france's nsvative party continues. the former prime minister who narrowly lost sunday's leadership vote contesting the ection results. he says crucial votes from some of france's overseas set -- territories were not counted. >> rebels in the democratic republic of congo have threatened to take the capital. they seized a strategic city earlier this week, and a spokesman told a crowd that they would not stop there.
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thousands of congolese soldiers and hundreds of policemen had defected to the rebels. and that india has executed the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 bombe attacks -- bombay attacks. he was hanged in a prison in india. he was one of 10 gunman who launched terrorist attacks four years ago this month, killing 166 people. >> time to get to sports now. in soccer, there was a full slate of champions league group stage games tuesday night. in group f, bayern munich split the points with valencia, meaning they are through to the knockout states. >> in group, barcelona was victorious.
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>> chelsea's defeat has led the team put the chances of regression hanging by a thread. >> no wonder then that the club has set its coach. he only took over the team back in march and led it to the champions league last season, but in a statement on its website today, chesley said recent performances and results were simply not good enough -- chelsea said recent performances and results were simply not good enough. i'm only a win will do. a draw would leave them having to leave their last match to get through. >> the squat look relaxed as they prepare for their match. they know that when will put them into the knockout stage.
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it is a home match for us, and we hope we can get the job done with the support of our fans. >> they have already been on the losing end this champions league season, but this time, the greek coach likes his sides chances -- his side's chances. >> we have got a lot stronger since the first game. meanwhile, they have stayed at the same level. >> of course, we will bring you that result later tonight, but for now, that is it for us. >> we will see you again very soon.
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